Welfare Volunteer Co-Ordinator

The British Horse Society

Location: Warwickshire
Closing Date: Wednesday, February 16th 2022

Job Type: Admin / Customer Service / Home Based / Miscellaneous / Office Based / Welfare

Job Description

Circa £23- 24,000 basic plus excellent benefits package

Full time permanent position – 35 hours per week. Located in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. We offer great flexible working opportunities with hybrid working from the office and home.

Do you want to work for the nation’s largest equine charity?

The British Horse Society has a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals.

We are looking for a Welfare Volunteer Coordinator. This role is required to contribute to the success of the Horse Care & Welfare Department in its aim to prevent breaches of equine welfare by recruiting, training and supporting the BHS volunteer network of Welfare Advisers.

So, you’re interested? 
Here’s some information on the role…

You will have the responsibility for our Welfare Adviser recruitment process which will include organising, promoting and delivering a schedule of virtual training sessions as well as face to face when needed. You will work closely with our team of employed Welfare Field Officers as well as our Volunteer Department. You will have excellent equine knowledge and be confident in developing our existing Welfare Adviser role to encompass wider proactive horse care and welfare education activities. You will be confident in supporting volunteers through challenges faced in the field and be able to offer help with any queries or concerns regarding their role.

We are looking for someone who has experience of coordinating and supporting volunteers as well as excellent equine knowledge. You will need to have access to a vehicle suitable for business use, as travel to remote locations/locations inaccessible via public transport will be required. You must have a flexible attitude to travelling around the UK and to undertaking occasional weekend and evening work.

What will you get in return?

  • £23-£24,000 Basic dependent on experience
  • 23 days’ holiday + plus bank holidays + an increase to your holidays after 2 years’ service
  • We offer flexible working remotely and flexi time to work around your commitments
  • Access to free parking
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Life Insurance
  • Yearly flu job
  • Free Eyesight testing with £50 towards VDU glasses
  • Enrolment into our Health Cash Plan offering you discount and access to medical advice

The British Horse Society is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse workforce because, in our view, diversity enables better organisational outcomes. We also believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all employees.

We therefore strongly encourage suitably experienced people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Only suitable candidates will be directly contacted about this position and we will not store or process the data of candidates in any way unless consent has been obtained.

We would encourage you to submit your CV as early as possible if you are interested in working with us, as we may stop accepting applications before the currently advertised closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.

Closing date: 16th February 2022

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